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wheel23
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5 Star Wrestling Offer CM Punk $1million to make UK Wrestling Return
The Biggest Ever UK Wrestling Contract Is On Offer To Compete In 128-Man
Tournament

As reported in today’s Fighting Talk column in The Daily Star, 5 Star
Wrestling have decided to make the most lucrative contract offer in British
wrestling history to the former WWE World Champion, CM Punk.
The creator of 5 Star Wrestling, Daniel Hinkles spoke to Fighting Talk editor
Patrick Lennon this week to publicly make the $1million offer to Punk to
compete in the world’s first 128-man wrestling tournament that will begin
on June 10th in Liverpool’s Echo Arena and continue around the country,
culminating in a year ending show at Manchester Arena on December 30th.
Hinkles was quoted as saying "I’ve been trying to contact CM Punk for well
over a year. We wanted him on the first show we did in Edinburgh in 2015.
I’ve tried going through friends in the industry, I’ve gone through his
website and sent dozens of emails.

We want to offer CM Punk $1 million dollars to come and join the 5 Star
Wrestling tour starting June 10th.

It’s a genuine offer. We’d love to hear back from the man himself. We
want to do this with him.

Even if it’s a no, we want to know he’s at least heard the offer. It
doesn’t get more credible than CM Punk. We all know that if he ever comes
back to wrestling it will be one of those all time, epic moments – I want
that to be with 5 Star Wrestling.

We are hugely ambitious. Starting June 10th we will have a weekly show airing
LIVE, from the UK’s biggest indoor arena’s, on Saturday’s at 8pm. We
want to fill the show with the biggest stars and the best wrestlers from this
country and from all around the world. When we ask the fans who they want to
see, CM Punk’s name is on everybody’s wish list and we’re willing to
spend big to make it happen.
I know he is seemingly focused on MMA at the moment and this wouldn’t have
to end that, but wrestling is in his blood and $1 million has to be worth
thinking about."
CM Punk has not wrestled since the 2014 WWE Royal Rumble and his return to
the ring would be seen as one of the most iconic moments in modern wrestling
history.
5 Star Wrestling is a British wrestling promotion, quickly becoming known for
putting on huge shows with large scale production levels, and bringing in the
biggest available stars from around the wrestling world, to tussle with the
best home grown talent in the country. The 5 Star Wresting Championship is
currently held by John Morrison (AKA Johnny Mundo) and other international
stars that have recently competed under their banner include Rey Mysterio, AJ
Styles, Colt Cabana, Jay Lethal, Moose, Grado, Carlito, Magnus, Marty Scurll,
Joe Coffey, Zack Gibson, Will Ospreay and Drew Galloway.
The upcoming 128-man tournament tour starts on Saturday 10th June at
Liverpool Echo Arena and culminates at the Manchester Arena on Saturday 30th
December with a massive, year-ending show. The 30 dates will run right across
the UK, with the cities set to host these ground-breaking events including
Liverpool, Blackburn, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Belfast, Sheffield, Leeds,
Birmingham, Dundee, Cardiff, Belfast, Manchester & London. Tickets for many
of the events are already on sale with the rest being made available in due
course.
Over the 30 weeks fans will witness the biggest wrestling tournament in
history along with the formation of exciting new championship divisions and
some truly huge match ups, as 5 Star Wrestling strives to become the UK’s
largest wrestling promotion.

Promotional Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVphL7hqtAY

For more information, please contact Paul Benson on 07885 206151 or e-mail
paul@hookedonevents.co.uk

Tickets are currently available from www.5starwrestling.co.uk for the first
few events, with tickets being released for the other events over the coming
days.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/5StarWrestling/
Twitter: @5StarWrestling
Website (Tickets) www.5starwrestling.co.uk

[ 05-18-2017, 10:19 AM: Message edited by: wheel23 ]

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****, I'LL take it. 'Whaddya mean I'm not CM?'

So long from the Sunshine State!

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I doubt any company in the UK is making that in a year let alone a show

so would have to be more than a little dubious how serious this is

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Reminds me of the Inoki tour of Germany in 1978 which turned out to be an epic disaster.

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Isn't he still under contract to UFC? This sounds like bullsh*it. They get publicity and still don't have to pay up (even he wanted to do it). Pretty smart but still bullsh*it.
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quote:
Originally posted by Shaving Weezie Jefferson:
Isn't he still under contract to UFC? This sounds like bullsh*it. They get publicity and still don't have to pay up (even he wanted to do it). Pretty smart but still bullsh*it.

******** in wrestling? You're pulling my leg, good sir!!! [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
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quote:
Originally posted by the bear:
I doubt any company in the UK is making that in a year let alone a show


I don't doubt that 5 Star has (or can come up with) the money. They've put on some pretty big shows and I think had a deal with Spike TV's UK channel. But I think this is grandstanding.

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quote:
Originally posted by the bear:
I doubt any company in the UK is making that in a year let alone a show

so would have to be more than a little dubious how serious this is

Total play for free publicity but if they could rustle the money up it's a 7 month 128-person weekly tournament.

$1m for working once a month for 7 months is what they would be after so about $143k a show.

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